30 Tips to Improve Your Work Life Balance

30 tips to improve work life balance

We’ve all been there. The product manager at work sends an email message moving the project deadline up to next week. You’ve just finalized plans with your family for an extended trip to the cottage this weekend.

Or you need to pick up your son from child care at 5:30pm and your team leader walks by your work area to say there’s a team meeting at 5:00pm to talk with the implementation consultants on the west coast.

“With the four hour time difference, it’s more convenient for us to talk at the end of the day, ” she says.

It’s not easy to juggle your work life and your personal life. Continue reading 30 Tips to Improve Your Work Life Balance

Photo of the Week: Detroit Industry, Diego Rivera Murals

Detroit Industry mural, south wall depicting Detroit factory workers

The images are breathtaking.

As I walked into the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts, I was surrounded by 27 panels of vibrant murals by Mexican artist Diego Rivera, depicting Detroit and its industry. Continue reading Photo of the Week: Detroit Industry, Diego Rivera Murals

UX Design Process for Building an Open Source Plugin: WordCamp Europe 2015

Silvan Hagen on stage talking about user experience design

In his presentation at WordCamp Europe 2015 in Seville, Spain, Silvan Hagen walked through the process of developing the open source User Feedback WordPress plugin using a user experience design process. Continue reading UX Design Process for Building an Open Source Plugin: WordCamp Europe 2015

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: June 26, 2015

Canton Liberty Fest carnival rides at Heritage Park

In this week’s roundup of web design and development resources, you’ll learn how to make a prototype in three days, find out how to design for (and with) color blindness, explore the challenges of going beyond responsive design, and more.

Each Friday I publish a post with my favorite resources for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML I’ve read in the past week. Continue reading Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: June 26, 2015

On Technology Empowering People [Video]

Ted Hart and his wife talking outside on sunny day

I’ve been excited about the potential of Skype Translator ever since the preview Skype Translator app was introduced in May 2014.

Imagine speaking in English to your grandmother who only speaks Mandarin, and having real-time translation of your conversation. How great is that? Continue reading On Technology Empowering People [Video]